M-STEP Prep Webinars: Test Literacy & ELA Curricular Connections

Grade Level(s): 3-5 & 6-8M-Step-Logo_474451_7

Description: Get your students ready! These hour-long, interactive webinars presented by teacher leaders will provide ready to use strategies for addressing test literacy, item directions and format, and MSTEP navigation with students. In addition, presenters will address how to integrate the content of M-STEP preparation organically into MAISA unit instruction.

SCECHs: no

Who Should Attend?: Elementary teachers and middle school ELA teachers interested in contrete ideas for addressing test directions, item formats, and test navigations as well as strategies for integrating M-STEP test prep into the MAISA units.

Dates & Times: 

Elementary Session – January 28, 2015  7-8pm

Middle School Session – January 26, 2015  7-8pm

Location: virtual, participants receive room link once registered

Event Contact : [email protected]

Presenter(s):
Beth Rogers, Clarkston Community Schools (elementary) & Jianna Taylor West Bloomfield Schools, (middle school)

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Beth Rogers is a fifth grade teacher for Clarkston Community Schools, where she has been teaching full time since 2006.  She is  blessed to teach Language Arts and Social Studies for her class and her teaching partner’s class, while her partner  teaches all of their math and science. This enables them  to focus on their passions and do the best they can for kids. Beth was chosen as Teacher of the Year for 2013-2014 in her district. She earned a B.S. in Education at Kent State University and a Master’s in Educational Technology at Michigan State University.

 

Screenshot 2014-09-26 at 12.44.07 PMJianna Taylor (@JiannaTaylor) is an ELA and Title 1 teacher at Orchard Lake Middle School in West Bloomfield.  She is a member of the AVID Site Team and Continuous School Improvement Team at her school, among other things.  She is also a MiELA Network Summer Institute facilitator and member of the OWP Core Leadership Team.  Jianna earned her bachelor’s degree from Oakland University and her master’s degree from the University of Michigan.  She also writes reviews of children’s books and young adult novels for the magazine Library Media Connection.

 

Webinar – Integrating Bring Your Own Device in Secondary Literacy Learning

Facilitator: Liz Kolb, Professor, University of Michigan School of Education
Thursday, May 7, 2015  7-8pm EST (optional follow up discussion from 8-9pm)
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Come learn some easy ways to integrate students’ cell phones, iPods and iPads into literacy learning.  Focus will be on tools for collaboration and writing.  There are numerous free and freemium resources that teachers can use to connect learning to student’s own devices.  We’ll explore several tools and the reasons to use or not use them based on curricular context.

Liz Kolb is a clinical assistant professor at The University of Michigan. She authored Toys to Tools: Connecting Student Cell Phones to Education (published by ISTE in 2008), Cell Phones in the Classroom: A Practical Guide for the K-12 Educator (published by ISTE in 2011), and the upcoming Unleash the Learning Power of Your Child’s Cell Phone (published by ISTE in 2013). In addition, Liz has published numerous articles and book chapters on new technologies and education in prominent publications such as Education Leadership, Scholastic.com, and Learning and Leading with Technology. Liz has done consulting work and has been a featured and keynote speaker at conferences all over the United States and Canada. She is passionate about engaging students in education and educational opportunity through their own technologies. Liz is a former social studies and computer technology teacher. In addition she spent 4 years as a technology coordinator and integration specialist in Ohio.

Twitter ID: @lkolb

 

Literacy Webinar Archive

Questions? Contact [email protected]

Word Study, Vocabulary & Grammar: the Toughest Nuts to Crack Webinar Series 2016-17  

Thursday, October 27, 2016  7-8pm EST
Dr. Tim Shanahan, University of Illinois at Chicago
Complex Texts, Complex Sentences: Grammar and Comprehension in the Time of Common Core
recording and slides


Thursday, November 17, 2016  7-8pm EST
Dr. Laura Tortorelli, Michigan State University
Words in the World: Transferring Word Study to Everyday Reading and Writing
recording, slides, and resources


Thursday, December 8, 2016  7-8pm EST
Dr. Jonathan Bush, Western Michigan University
Grammar in Theory; Grammar in Practice: Language Use in Culture, Society, and Our Classrooms
recording, slides, and resources


Tuesday, January 17, 2017  7-8pm EST
Dr. Laura Tortorelli, Michigan State University
Cracking the Code of Early Literacy: What Is Phonemic Awareness and Why Does it Matter?
recording, slides, and resources


Tuesday, February 7, 2017  7-8pm EST
Dr. Troy Hicks, Central Michigan University & Jeremy Hyler, Fulton Schools, MI
From Texting to Teaching: Teaching Grammar Beyond the Screen
recording, slides and resources


Tuesday, March 28, 2017  7-8pm EST
Dr. Margaret McKeown, University of Pittsburgh
Cracking the Vocabulary Nut Requires Rich, Interactive Instruction
recording, slides and resources


Thursday, April 20, 2017  7-8pm EST
Dr. Dianna Townsend, University of Nevada – Reno
Who Is Using the Vocabulary?: Engaging Students in Active Practice with New and Important Words
recording, slides and resources


Tuesday, May 9, 2017  7-8pm EST
Sarah Brown Wessling, 2010 Teacher of the Year
Organically Integrating Vocabulary into the Secondary Classroom
recording, slides and resources

 


Revision: the Heart of Writing Webinar Series 2015-16

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Revising Rhetorically: Re-seeing Writing through the Lens of Audience, Purpose, and Context
recommended reading: Teaching Arguments: Rhetorical Comprehension, Critique, & Response
recording, resources, and slides


Georgia Heard
The Revision Toolbox: Teaching Techniques that Work
recommended reading: The Revision Toolbox: Teaching Techniques that Work
recording and resources


Marc Aronson
Revising Nonfiction: Dowsing for Depth
recommended reading: Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, and Science
recording, slides and resources


Dr. Troy Hicks
Revising Digital Writing
recommended reading: Crafting Digital Writing: Composing Texts Across Media & Genres
recording, slides, and resources


Dr. Nell Duke
Not Like Pulling Teeth: Revision in a Project-Based Context
recommended reading: Inside Information: Developing Powerful Readers and Writers of Informational Text Through Project-Based Instruction
more information (recording and slides available in mi PLACE)


Penny Kittle
Revision: the Heart of Writing
recommended reading: Write Beside Them: Risk, Voice, and Clarity in High School Writing
recording and resources


Dr. Constance Weaver
Revising Sentences by Adding “Juicy Details”
recommended reading: Grammar to Enrich and Enhance Writing
recording & resources


M-Step-Logo_473059_7M-STEP Prep Webinars 2016

M-STEP Prep Webinar: Test Literacy and ELA Curricular Connections (elementary)
Beth Rogers, Clarkston Community Schools
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M-STEP Prep Webinar: Test Literacy and ELA Curricular Connections (middle school) 
Jianna Taylor, West Bloomfield Schools
recording    slides    resources


Reading & Writing in Digital Spaces Series 2014-15476127923 (1)

Small Bites: Research in the K-5 Classroom
Professor Kristin Fontichiaro, University of Michigan School of Information
recording, resources & slides


Small Bites: Research in the 6-12 Classroom
Delia DeCourcy, Secondary Literacy Consultant, Oakland Schools ISD, Michigan
recording, resources & slides


Digital Technologies and Expectations for Writing in College
Professor Jeff Grabill, Michigan State University
recording & slides


Mixing Sources, Amplifying Voices: Crafting Writing in an Information Age
Professor Troy Hicks, Central Michigan University
recording, slides & resources 


How Student Blogs Support Literacy Learning & the Common Core
Stephanie Dulmage, Technology/Curriculum Integration Specialist, West Bloomfield, Michigan
recording, slides & resources 


Reinventing Classroom Reading: What Digital Media Offer Us
Professor Sara Kajder, University of Georgia
recording, slides and resources


How Social Media Supports Literacy Learning & the Common Core
Stephanie Dulmage, Technology/Curriculum Integration Specialist, West Bloomfield, Michigan
recording, slides & resources


Integrating Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in Secondary Literacy Learning
Professor Liz Kolb, University of Michigan School of Education
recording & slides


Webinar – Small Bites: Research in the K-5 Classroom

Facilitator: Professor Kristin Fontichiaro, University of Michigan School of Information
Thursday, October 16, 2014  7-8pm EST (optional follow up discussion from 8-9pm)
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The Common Core asks that students engage in small, focused research experiences across the year.  For many teachers, this is a curricular design shift.  In this interactive session, we will consider this important shift in a variety of ways: explore a continuum for varying levels of student independence in the research process; investigate the multiple and key skills we need to develop in our student researchers; and learn about tech tools that can help facilitate and support effective instruction for research and research writing.

Kristin Fontichiaro is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Information, where she coordinates the school library media program and teaches courses in library and information science. Kristin is interested in teaching and learning and the emerging roles of librarians. She speaks internationally on inquiry, information and digital literacy, and makerspaces. She coordinates the Michigan Makers service and action research project on maker learning. Kristin is the author of numerous books on technology, education, and inquiry learning including Podcasting 101 and Know What to Ask: Forming Great Research Questions and Navigating the Information Tsunami: Engaging Research Projects that Meet the Common Core State Standards, K-5.

Twitter ID: @activelearning